Maui Ocean Center, Maui

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Address: 192 Ma'alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, 96793, Maui, United States

Phone: +1-8082707000

Fax: +1-8082707070

Ticket Price: 26 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Maui Ocean Center, Maui

Maui Ocean Center has a great variety of moray eels, tropical reef fish, octopus, sharks, stingrays, green sea turtles and much, much more! All of the animals kept at this particular center have been rescued or are found in the Hawaiian waters. Approximately twenty five percent of these belong only to Hawaii and cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Maui Ocean Center is notably also in compliance with a County of Maui ordinance which states the prohibition of the exhibit of cetaceans which means dolphins and whales. Do not miss to discover these fascinating mammals, along with monk seals, through interpretive displays in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center!

Maui Ocean Center Information

  • Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Maui Ocean Center is ADA compliant. Strollers are currently not available.
  • For entrance to Maui Ocean Treasure gift shop, you may enter through the Front Gate. Gift shop items are also available online.
  • Shirt and shoes are required at all times and all clothing appropriate for a family environment.
  • In accordance with Hawai‘i state law, Maui Ocean Center is a smoke-free facility. With your admission receipt, you can exit the Front Gate and smoke outside of the facility, at least 30ft from any windows or doors, and return to the Aquarium.
  • No outside food or beverage (of any type) are allowed at Maui Ocean Center.
  • Photography and video is permitted throughout the park for personal enjoyment only.

Maui Ocean Center Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $25.95
  • Child (3-12): $18.95
  • Senior (65): $22.95
  • These are daily prices, for weekly passes and other prices- please refer to the official website. 

How To reach Maui Ocean Center by Public Transport

  • Highway 30 to the Ma`alaea Harbor.Drive to Hauoli Street. 

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Maui Ocean Center, Maui Reviews

  • As a marine biologist based out of Hawai'i Island, I was very impressed with the quality and educational focus of Maui Ocean Center. Elyssa and the other underwater naturalists did a great job explaining facts and vulnerabilities of our reefs, and achievable action guests can make. I really enjoyed seeing some of the more uncommon endemic species also found at the aquarium! I really enjoyed the 750,000 gallon open ocean exhibit, especially the opportunity to dive in the exhibit! If you are a certified diver, I STRONGLY recommend doing this experience! Scott and the rest of the dive staff gave a great education that led to an awesome dive. It's an incredible value getting admission for 2 to the aquarium, a dive with 19 sharks, t-shirt and souvenirs! When you plan your visit to Maui Ocean Center, book through Noodle the manager at Boss Frogs Maalaea Harbor! He gave incredible customer service and for less than the price of 1 day admission, I got a week pass with a free souvenir too! Noodle is the best!

  • Wonderful aquarium; so fun for the kids. The place is extensive enough to spend several hours, but not so big you feel like you can't see it all. They don't have dolphins or any marine mammals because of regulations against keeping them in captivity; but plenty of reef fish, sharks, tuna, shrimp, seahorses, turtles, jellies, and an awesome octopus whom we were lucky enough to watch display his camouflage capabilities. For the mammals, they have great, interactive displays especially on whales, which were fun and informative. The deep-sea tunnel is stunning. We learned a lot. Recommend going before you snorkel; you will get more out of snorkeling, knowing more about the fish you're seeing!

  • My kids and I love the ocean center!!! We have a season family pass, and spend time here often. I am marine dork, so I enjoy the many different species on display. The staff are kind and informative, and often there are activities for the kids. Last time we were there, we participated in a book reading and my youngest made a whale puppet. The restaurant on site has great food too!

  • Nice moderately sized aquarium. They bring in water from the ocean and according to them, all of the animals and coral in their exhibit are returned to the ocean at some point. Many are there to grow bigger or to rehabilitate and then released which is pretty cool. The exhibits are large and beautiful. Its nice to know that the center seems to have the health and well being of the animals in mind rather than just profits. I would stop here again in the future.

  • Parking is free and it's pretty easy to get to. It was 80 bucks for 3 of us to get in ( 2 adults and a child). A pretty hard to pill to swallow at first. But after you walk around for a few minutes none of that matters. It's like going on a snorkeling trip without getting wet! You can see sharks, sting rays, and hundreds of other reef fish. The staff is very nice and willing to answer any questions you might have. They also have presentations at some exsibits. Don't miss out on this gem!

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